At an altitude of 2909 meters, Mount Nishihotaka is one of the peaks within the Hotaka Mountain Range. The Shin-Hotaka Ropeway operates throughout the year from Shin-Hotaka Onsen, providing access to beginners’ hiking routes within the Northern Alps on which you can enjoy stunning mountain sceneries.
Part of Chubu-Sangaku National Park and designated as cultural assets of Japan, Kamikochi is a mountain resort that is representative of Japan. Let’s embark on a hiking trip from where hiking in Japan originated.
Mount Norikura is formed by 23 peaks, with the highest one being Mount Kengamine at 3026 meters. Norikura Tatamidaira, at an altitude of 2702 meters, can be reached by bus, offering a hiking route to the peak suitable even for beginners, which also explains the route’s popularity.
Goshiki-gahara, a vast forest area covering 3000 hectares, lies at the southern end of Chubu-Sangaku National Park. There is restriction to the area authorized for entry and limitation to the number of visitors each day. Enjoy a walk in this hardly explored section of Japan together with a guide.
Situated at the northern tip of Gifu prefecture, Amo Pass is covered in snow more than half of the time over the year. Explore the workings of nature at this “Forest of Life”, which has been weaved together by the mother nature, including alpine plants, moor, and Japanese beech primeval forest.
Tateyama is a sacred mountain where faiths have gathered since ancient times. Tateyama is the general name for the three peaks of Oyama, Ohnanji and Fuji-no-oritate. Visitors can enjoy day hikes between Murodo and Oyama.
Take a cycling tour and see old towns and rural villages, ride along rice field paths not found in guidebooks, and experience the satoyama culture rooted in the local people. These tours are popular with overseas visitors who make up 65% of tour participants.